Its relation to twitching motions of extremities as also to the female organs, together with simultaneous nervous and vasomotoric hyper-irritation point to chorea, even to the grave organic forms, in which twitchings are also observed during the night.
HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPY OF NEURASTHENIA. Its excessive irritability is shown in general haste, especially in hands which always must play with something. Yet there is aggravation from motion. The irritability also causes poor sleep, trembling and jerking in extremities. The numbness in legs may here also be connected with sexual irritation. There is a sensation of chilliness all through the body.
The pain locates above the left eye or in the eye – ball proper – severe ciliary neuralgia with sensation as if eye were too large for its socket -, of a lancinating character, usually stitching, increasing and decreasing with the sun, at times awakening patient in early morning. When the pain is at the height of attack there may be bilious vomiting, or also lachrymation and reddening of eye.
In general this remedy has great inclination to exhaustion. Besides, there may be general or local spasms especially of respiratory organs, pharynx, esophagus, stomach with vomiting, intestines (tympanitic), and uterus. Menstruation with cramps, painful and very weakening, and yet relieving because, if retarded, all complaints are increased.
HYSTERIA. Patients complains of headache with sensation of hollowness and vertigo with trembling and paralyzed feeling. In general, this remedy has great inclination to exhaustion. Besides, there may be general or local spasms especially of respiratory organs, pharynx, esophagus, stomach with vomiting, intestines (tympanitic), and uterus.
HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPY IN SOME NERVE DISEASES. Where alcohol plays a role, but is also indicated otherwise. Severe coma with snoring respiration, and possibly drooping of lower jaw; purple face with groaning; strong slow pulse visible from a distance in temporal arteries. It is also capable of stirring up slumbering reaction if given in rare doses, an “in between” remedy.
Its general spastic character, due to central disease, is well known. Here we mention only, aside from fright action, the reciprocal relation between brain and suppressed discharges, etc., which are based on physical weakness. Accordingly the psyche and the entire body are depressed. Hence it is valuable remedy for residual symptoms.
Marriage of epileptics is to be dissuaded, not only because of the false opinion of relatives regarding harmful results from sexual abstinence, but mainly because epilepsy is a degenerative, progressive, transmissible disease, hence propagation of such individuals should be prevented as much as possible, not to mention the many other dangers and cares which threaten such unions.
Added to these may be physical measures which equalize circulation be derivation, either to the feet or the head, for which purposes we have hydrotherapeutic means. In rheumatic headache we recommend especially the Cornelius Nervepoint massage with its remarkable lasting effect from correct technique and patience on the part of the sufferer.